• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Interpretive Programs

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Sunflowers in Bonito Meadow
NPS Photo (L.Bowman)
 

Tours and Hikes at Sunset Crater Volcano

A variety of great interpretive programs are offered throughout the year! Join a Park Ranger for a hike along the Lava Flow Trail or up Lenox Crater.Call ahead at (928) 526-0502 to check schedules.Click here to discover more events!

 
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Lenox Crater Trail

The Lenox Crater Trail hike is a strenuous walk up the side of the Lenox Crater Volcano. Enjoy amazing views of the lava field and the San Francisco Peaks from the summit.

Length 45 minutes
Difficulty Strenuous
Location Meet at the Lenox Crater Trail
Topic The San Francisco Volcanic Field

 
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Lava Flow Trail Hike
Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer on a short tour of the Lava Flow Trail. Tours explore the changing volcanic landscape of the San Francisco volcanic field.
Length 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Location Lava Flow Trail
Topic The eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano

 

Summer 2014 Night Sky Events

Did you know that Flagstaff is the world's first International Dark Sky City? Come out to Sunset Crater Volcano this summer and take advantage of those great night skies at one of our monthly star parties.
Click here for more information.

 
Ranger presenting interpretive talk on mountaintop

Interpretive programs are presented each summer weekend at the top of the Snowbowl Sky Ride.

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Programs in the nearby Flagstaff Area.
Join Park Rangers and volunteers on ranger guided talks and hikes in nearby National Park Service and Forest Service locations throughout the summer.

Click here for a complete schedule of events.

 

Did You Know?

Paricutin volcano erupting

When Paricutin erupted in Michoacan, Mexico in 1943, scientists flocked to the site. Observations and studies there have helped to explain the eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano in Arizona 900 years earlier.